According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women have the highest maternal mortality rate in the United States — 69.9 per 100,000 live births for 2021, almost three times the rate for white women. The Frederick County Health Department is conducting a survey among black mothers and their providers to address the nationwide emergency.
Surveys on Black Maternal Health Open until Sept. 15th
FREDERICK, MD – The 2023 Black Maternal Health Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Committee is looking to understand what shapes Black maternal health in Frederick County from the perspectives of Black mothers and their families as well as from our community partners. Two surveys are currently open until September 15th.
- o If you are a Black mother or family member living in Frederick County, MD, please complete this survey.
- o If you are a provider/advocate/community partner supporting Black mothers and families in Frederick County, MD, please complete this survey and share this survey flyer with other community partners.
Take the survey here.
Community input will help define the short- and long-term goals and strategies to address Black maternal health disparities.
For more information about this project, please contact Danielle Haskin at DHaskin@FrederickCountyMD.gov.